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, people like bob rubin and larry summers who are close confidants of the obama administration are probably telling them, "look, if we start prosecuting all kinds of people for you know, x, y and z, there's going to be major instability in the markets. people are going to flee america. they're going to withdraw capital from the american financial system. it'll be a disaster. jobs will be lost." but it's just not an acceptable it's explanation. i think they're -- >> why? >> well, just because the rule of law isn't really the rule of law if it doesn't apply equally to everybody. i mean, if you're going to put somebody in jail for having a joint in his pocket, you can't let higher ranking hsbc officials off for laundering $800 million for the worst drug dealers in the entire world. people who are suspected, not only of dealing drugs, but of thousands of murders. i mean, this is an incredible dichotomy. and eventually, you know, it eats away at the very fabric of society when some people go to jail and some people don't go to jail. >> but do you ever have the sense that those guys are, you know
, the dow gained three-quarters of a percent, and so did the nasdaq. the obama administration announced new rules today for contraceptive coverage under the affordable care act. faith-based non-profits, like hospitals and universities, would be allowed to issue health insurance without providing coverage for contraceptives. however, employees and students would be able to obtain a separate policy at no cost to the employer. more than 45 federal lawsuits have been filed challenging the contraceptive coverage requirement, claiming the mandate violates religious beliefs. protesters across egypt defied curfews to chant against the rule of egyptian president mohammed morsi. the protests cap a week of political rioting that left up to 60 people dead. and tonight, some of the protests reached the doorstep of the president in cairo. demonstrators hurled objects, including firebombs, over the wall of the presidential palace. morsi was not inside. opposition parties called the protests in an attempt to win concessions from the president. in pakistan, a suicide bomber attacked a shiite mosque, killing
to kill this man. he was also a u.s. citizen and the obama administration agreed to show congress the legal opinion justifies such attacks. the white house argues that from strikes effectively target america's enemies but critics cite heavy civilian casualties and the u.s. relies on them too much. >> the drone is the only weapon that really frightened insurgents. it is ineffective. we cannot possibly kill these people one at a time and expect to come out on top. >> they are clearly not invincible. iranian tv has shown these pictures that come from a u.s. surveillance drone they captured two years ago. it's interesting timing. >> with me here in the studio is a former adviser to president obama's special up is that it to afghanistan and pakistan. you understand this area of the world very closely. how important is this to the national security? >> it has killed a number of al qaeda leaders but it has not decimated the organization completely. it has pushed them to move into other areas of the middle east. also, at a very high political cost. it does cause an enormous amount of ange
, in washington, there are new revelations of a split within the obama administration about what should be done about the conflict. ray suarez reports. >> suarez: it was a short moment in a long hearing devoted to another topic, and it yielded a surprising set of answers from defense secretary leon panetta, and the joint chiefs chairman, general martin dempsey. arizona republican john mccain asked about a report that president obama rejected a proposal to arm syrian rebels last summer. >> did you support the recommendation by secretary of state... then secretary of state clinton and then head of c.i.a. general petraeus that we provide weapons to the resistance in syria? did you support that? >> we did. >> you did support that. >> we did. >> suarez: so far, the president's judgment has been that things won't get better with american arms. instead, he's warned the weapons might fall into the hands of extremist elements, a concern reiterated today by the new secretary of state, who was asked about the deliberations last year. >> i don't know what the discussions were in the white house and i'm not
that the strategic, one of the strategic principleses that the president and the obama administration brought at the outset of our first term is that with constructive and productive great power relationships you can get a lot done in the world. and if they go off the track it is much more difficult and frankly we've seen it, that proposition that you just laid out has been proven i think in the context where. there has been cooperation, we have gotten a lot done with great power of corporate raise and we can talk about that in terms of iran and other places in afghanistan. on the reset. you asked a question directly. he did the reset work. in the first term if you look at the list of things you are able to accomplish. we have had a change of leadership in russia. we will get that in a secretary. we have been able to accomplish, really, through great power negotiation, and great power, productive and constructive relationship, we have a new start treaty in the arms control area which will -- >> what's the status of that. >> the status this. the status it has gone into effect and is being impl
abroad. in response, top officials in the obama administration argued their actions are justified and legal. >> primary concern is to keep the american people safe, now do so in a way that's consistent with our laws and our values. >> ifill: attorney general eric holder today defended the justice department's rationale for authorizing the killings of americans overseas. >> we are -- we have as a basis for action that we take a congressional statute that allows us to operate against al qaeda and associated entities not only in pakistan or not only in afghanistan but in other parts of the world. we say that we only take these kinds of actions when there's an imminent threat, when capture is not feasible and when we are confident that we're doing so in a they's consistent with a federal international law. >> ifill: nbc news obtained a 16-page justice department white paper apparently prepared for congressional committees last summer that describes the obama administration's legal reasoning the document said a lethal operation is legal if it targets a senior operational leader of al q
revolutions. clinton and the obama administration have de-- have to find their way in the new arab world. in asia clinton helped build new alliances. burma came into the fold. it all took endless meetings with world leaders. >> i think she has established relationships with leaders of some well over 100 nations and so that she can pick up the phone at any time, if there have been crises that thank have been diffused thanks to the relationships she has, they know she peeks -- speaks for the american people and the president of the united states and there have been numerous occasions where she has turned what could have been a looming crisis into a situation which was calmed. >> for four years hillary clinton chriscrossed the globe. she visited 112 countries, spent 2,000 hours on a plane and traveled close to one million miles. that's almost 40 times around the world. >> i did enjoy it. i enjoyed the challenge of travel, the unique experiences that we had all over the world. i'm also lucky i can sleep on planes and did so regularly. >> but her critics say she has little to show for her har
-americans don't really care about border enforcement, but they do care about these overstays. the obama administration deported about 1.4 million people, or 1.5 million in their first term. the fear is that maybe they'll go after overstays next. >> and so, marcela, we know certainly there are a lot of communities, particularly here in california, that it's going to effect. the hispanic community is the largest of these communities. so what's the mood from what you're hearing? >> well, i think the mood is one of renewed optimism. as the president noted in his speech, i think it's actually one of an invigorated optimism combined with a pragmatism. a feeling of, you know, we've waited this long, there are many obstacles, pragmatic perseverance, i think, is in the heart of our community. but to be sure, a lot of optimism that we've not seen before, and it's really being expressed in new ways especially in social media where i think definitions of latino identity, latino clout, the ways that we tell our stories around immigration are now being seen for the first time. >> emil, you're from th
administration between president obama, joe biden, secretary of state john kerry, potential secretary of defense chuck hagel i would argue, is the most pro iran engagement u.s. national security cabinet since the 1979 revolution. this is an administration which desperately does want to do a deal with iran to diffuse the nuclear issue and to gradually reduce our footprint in the middle east. they certainly don't want to the go to war. and i'm not sure if ayatollah khamenei understands this is going to be the best deal he's going to get from the united states. >> suarez:. >> brown: well, the demands for the u.s. and others seems fairly clear and the push for sanctions go on. the iranians say they want the sanctions lifted first. so have you heard anything that suggests it's a sort of vicious cycle in that regard? >> this has also been a perennial challenge that synchronizing negotiations, who makes the first overture, but it's not within the realm of possibilities that the u.s. congress or president obama is going to remove sanctions before the negotiations start and i do see the two sides still b
background stand up and say, "this time it's got to be different." >> ifill: the obama administration has been working to build on public outrage sparked by the mass shooting in newtown connecticut that left 20 children and six adults dead. ♪ for purple mountain majesty ♪ above... >> ifill: echos of that crime were still in the air last night at the super bowl where the sandy hook elementary school chorus sang "america the beautiful" before kick-off. and a super bowl ad paid for by mayors against illegal guns, a gun-control group, financed by new york mayor michael bloomberg, appealed for background checks for gun buyers. it featured a child narrator and video of national rifle association leader wayne lapierre from 1999. >> the n.r.a. once supported background checks. >> we think it's reasonable to provide mandatory criminal background checks for every sale at every gun show. no loopholes anywhere for anyone. >> ifill: the 30-second spot aired on the cbs affiliate that serves washington d.c., but lapeer air repeated yesterday the n.r.a. no longer supports universal checks. >> it's a
. in the early stages of the obama administration with the stimulus and other things he was giving a lot to the republicans and getting very little in return. that's what i mean by not a very good negotiator. he was a much tougher negotiator now. >> charlie: today. learly. harlie: he learned his lesson. >> came in and said we're going to have a bipartisan government. the first two letters in bi connote two. you have to have another side. he didn't have it. >> charlie: he let the congress write the stimulus program to a degree. >> to a degree. but he's a lot better now. a lot tougher negotiator now. the communications thing was a disappointment. i thought like many of us americans did that our new president coming in in 2009 look like a great communicator. he was eloquent. he was a role model. he spoke... and he understood. it's not like he was not really understanding what was going on. he understood. but he gave very, very few speeches, only one real he'll major one, on the financial crisis. explaining what in the world happened to us. what are we going to do about it? why does that mak
about this. barack obama had taken that position. the reality was, it was another backdoor attempt, and jim webb put it on the record. another backdoor attempt of the administration of george bush and on rumsfeld and dick cheney to say now we have a reason to go to war. that is the first time we have ever singled out any entity and any other country as a terrorist organization and said, okay, we have to single them out. >> a third of the senate voted for that position. >> let me ask you, marc. is the irg a terrorist organization or not? >> i do not know. >> let him finish the answer. >> i do know this. i know when it was politically and realistically. was it an attempt to give more strength to an administration that had taken us into a war that was a disaster, which has been a disaster, and which has left the united states even more isolated and strengthen iran? because of the invasion and occupation of iraq, iran is a more dominant, influential, and stronger flow in the world. >> immigration reform. republicans get the message. >> a process that includes passing a background check
. >> ifill: president obama made his latest cabinet selection today, but the senior ranks of his administration are still depleted as his second term begins. >> sally has spent the majority of her career outside of washington-- where, i might, add the majority of our interior is located... ( laughter ) she is an expert on the energy and climate issues that are going to shape our future. >> ifill: sally jewell, c.e.o. of the outdoor recreation company, r.e.i., is president and so saying, president obama's pick for interior secretary, succeeding former colorado senator ken salazar. unlike other cabinet members, jewell comes to the job entirely without washington experience. with a background in business and as an oil industry engineer, and said she is humbled by the opportunity. >> i have a great job at r.e.i. today, but there's no role that compares, than the call to serve my country as secretary of the department of interior. >> ifill: jewell is only the fourth public announced nominee to fill seven second-term to fill 11 second-term cabinet vacancies. the major departures so far
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